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, tsunami warnings for at least 20 countries. and hawaii and the west coast of the u.s. under warnings as well. let me tell you about this quake. a devastating one, one of the most powerful earthquakes ever recorded. it was an 8.9 magnitude quake. it hit off the coast of japan overnight. there have been several powerful aftershocks being felt, up to 7.0 in magnitude. the quake was centered 300 miles from tokyo, but it was felt in tokyo. buildings swayed. take a look at these pictures. our bureau there in tokyo as well. some of our co-workers being thrown around at times as well. this is just one of the views inside. people poured out onto the streets afterwards. they say it's a city in chaos right now. the danger we have now, the concern, a tsunami. it did trigger a tsunami, massive waves, some as high as 30 feet, starting to come ashore in places. this wall of water is starting to bring with it -- it's washing away cars, boats, buildings. looks like lava almost making its way through. here's the most stunning picture. waves of mud and debris can be seen like lava flowing through some
to stop what it calls a disproportionate use of force against citizens. now, this follows a weekend of deadly clashes between rebels and pro-gadhafi forces. it was in misrata that some of the heaviest fighting took place. these are pictures from right after the battle there. troops loyal to moammar gadhafi stormed the city with tanks and artillery. but the opposition stood its ground. the defenders armed with anything from sticks to machine guns. the rebels claimed victory. but there were people killed on both sides. in fact, a doctor in misrata's central hospital says 42 people died on sunday, 17 from the opposition, and 25 from pro-government forces. 85 people were wounded. many in civilian clothing. the youngest was a 3-year-old killed by direct fire. >>> the capital tripoli is still in the grip of the government. on sunday, the latest of several large pro-gadhafi demonstrations was held. witnesses say police searched vehicles to try to stop anti-government protesters from taking to the streets. many of the people taking up arms against colonel gadhafi have little or no military
of us will never see in person, but we can give you a bird's eye view of a ride on the shuttle "discovery." with begin in libya, where there are fears the country is sliding toward civil war. pro government forces have tried to push protesters out of the east. they are working to secure their positions. rebel attacks are loyal to moammar gadhafi. they are arming themselves, raiding police stations and army bases. there equipment is no match to that at the disposal of the government. the rebels are determined to stand their ground. anti-government fighters have the upper hand in the east while the government is in control of the capital. here is a look at strategic points around the country. government and rebel forces are controlling ajdabiya and al brega. gadhafi is controlling sabrata b officials escorted our knick robertson on a tour of western towns that are loyal to gadhafi. >> reporter: roadside searches for those fleeing the country. people have gone through these chick points talk about having their cell phones taken away, sim cards destroyed. the remnants of foens here
are using everything they've got to try to regain control of the most badly damaged reactor. they could be exposing themselves to radiation but officials say they can't afford to pull emergency staff out of the complex. the recovery effort at the fukushima plant interred a new phase. helicopters dropping 7.5 tons of seawater on the number 3 reactor to stop fuel rods from overheating. the cooling system was knocked out the earthquake and tsunami. 180 workers are staying put to battle the threat of meltdown. the next move to use water cannons. the top priority is getting the temperature down. they're also trying to restore electric power to the plant. it has been off since friday but if they can get it back on they can restart the cooling system using seawater. >> meanwhile, the top u.s. official says in another reactor, 4, spent fuel rods have exposed. gregory jaczko told congress there was no water in the pool where the spent fuel rods were stored. that's led to radiation leaking out. wolf blitzer spoke with him. >> how dangerous is the radiation right now? folks in this vicinity of thi
back. we want to get you a quick update from libya and bengz. we have more. what can you tell us about the fighting specifically in misurata and ajdabiya? >> reporter: the ports continue by opposition forces for the key city of ajddabiya, showing the conflict is far from over and shows the stage is set for what could be a complicated and long, drown-out war. let's talk about ajdabiya. strategically critical city for both sides. widely viewed as the front line in this conflict. over the past 24 hours, opposition forces have gained key ground toward ajdabiya. this a town that opposition forces had, they lost it to gadhafi foersrces. at once with the implementation of a no-fly zone, forces started moving forward over the past 24, 3 hours. they've -- 36 hours. they've come to within a few kilometers of the city with heavy fighting. nine people dead over the past 24 hours. six people injured. let's move west to misurata. another key city just west of the capital of tripoli. that's where witnesses say gadhafi loyalists, gadhafi troops are terrorizing, picking off civilians indistricriminate
of power. >> as u.s. president obama outlines his position, delegates from dozens of country s arriie in london to discuss libya's future. >>> hello, 5:00 a.m. in washington, 10:00 a.m. in london. >> you're watching "world one live" from london. also ahead. >>> this is a pro-government rally, organized to show support for syria's president assad. >>> more trouble at the japan fukushima nuclear plant. a plutonium leak and tons of contaminated water are the latest hazards. >> good news out of denmark. watch this. >> yeah! >> yes! >> delight for police searching for a missing 3-year-old as news comes in that he's been found. >>> we begin with the crisis in libya and foreign ministers from more than 40 countries are meeting in london today to talk about how libya can move ahead without moammar gadhafi. u.s. secretary of state hillary clinton's going to be there, so will the british prime minister david cameron and the u.n. secretary general ban ki-moon. there will be a strong showing from the arab world with representatives from qatar, jordan, lebanon, iraq, morocco and tunisia. the talks
are considering other ways to help those suffering in libya. hillary clinton says the u.s. military might have a role to play, such as getting supplies to where they're needed. the u.s. secretary of state acknowledged direct intervention would face major opposition. the arab league says it's against any foreign interference. >>> now, some people taking part in the uprising against colonel gadhafi say they want western forces to give support, to prevent more attacks by government planes. some politicians in washington say the u.s. should do just that. but the defense secretary told congress it wouldn't be easy. >> if it's ordered, we can do it. but the really is, and people, there's a lot of, frankly, loose talk about some of these military options. and let's just call a spade a spade. a no-fly zone begins with an attack on libya. to destroy the air defenses. that's the way you'd do a no-fly zone. and then you can fly planes around the country and not worry about our guys being shot down. but that's the way it starts. >> i'm not endorsing it. >> no, i understand that. but it also requires more
: please keep the windows shut. do not use ventilation. and if you are to hang your laundry, please keep them indoors. and the further away you move from the power plants, the radiation level will become lower. so beyond the 20 kilometer radius of the radiation level should be reduced quite much so that the harm to human health would be minimal or none at all. but still, of course, the radiation spread will depend on the wind speed and wind direction. >> we want to get more now on this rapidly developing story. stan grant joins us from tokyo. and stan, this is an increasingly fluid situation there in fukushima plant. keep us up to date on what we know right now. >> this really is changing rapidly. we've had the explosions, the fallout, the higher radiation readings. i want to bring you something now about reactor number four. we've been learning this over the last hour. talking about the reactor number four, which was not operational. there were spent fuel rods sitting in a pool of water in there. normally these pools are about 45-foot deep and these fuel rods are at the bottom. but beca
in libya face more setbacks in the push against moammar gadhafi's forces. u.s. president barack obama says he will not rule out arming the rebels. >>> a decisive moment in syria, the world is waiting to hear what the president will say one day after his cabinet quit. bashar assad will "face the nation" and has been lying low after two weeks of violent clashes between security forces and anti-government protests. thousands have been killed. and they poured into the capital tuesday. it is said the president could be about to lift the emergency law in place since 1963. he will bring you the address live as soon as it begins. >> right now, we're joined by hala gorani. you interviewed the spokesman from the embassy. good to see you. did he say anything about what we can expect bashar to say? >> we have spoken to embassy members and others and we are expecting bashar al-assad to lift the state of emergency that has been in place longer than he has been alive, 1962, the baathi baathi baathist coup that brought them in power. it won't happen in syria concretely until it does. you have critics who
the number two reactor. but they have given us more information about reactor number three in fukushima. there was an explosion at 11:00 a.m. according to the iaea it was caused by a buildup of hydrogen gas. the area where the nuclear fuel rods are stored was not damaged in that explosion. six people were injured as a result of that blast. of course, there has been a lot of concern about the exclusion zone in the area about the problems of contamination from all these problems stemming from the various nuclear reactors that are having problems. what the iaea says is they have taken measurements from various points around the fukushima plant and they are concurring with the japanese officials saying the radiation levels are at this point somewhat normal. >> they are saying the accident at fukushima is worse than chernobyl and three mile island. are you seeing any similarities to chernobyl in ukraine? >> there are big differences. clearly. i'm not a nuclear expert, but one of the characteristics of chernobyl in 1996, 25 years next month is the anniversary of the explosion at chernobyl is
economic politics, sociology, technology, in order to be used for the welfare of humanity. they want to destroy our great industrial labor, our technology, bridges. those things for them is good. they have -- their good action is to destroy the -- our culture, our schools, our hospitals. they consider themselves and other people are all infidels. those are the people for them all the people are enemies. they should be killed. they know nothing other than killing. >> gadhafi's comments came as the international community weighs up how best to deal with the humanitarian crisis in libya. the question of whether to impose a no-fly zone on libya is still being discussed. the idea would be to stop colonel gadhafi's planes attacking rebel-controlled towns. u.s. secretary of state hillary clinton says a no-fly zone would need the backing of the international community and that the u.s. won't go it alone. colonel gadhafi says libyan people will take up arms if a no-fly zone is imposed. >>> calls for foreign intervention in libya are growing as pro-gadhafi forces continue to pound rebel-held t
from under a three-star general and it means that the u.s. will effectively now be taking a supportive role rather than the primary role in this operation going forward really just sending in reconnaissance and jamming planes rather than conducting a majority of the strike missions it has been and, of course, the cruise missiles. >> is it clear what would constitute success and when the operation would be over? >> reporter: that's at the moment is not clear, in fact, on the sunday talk shows in the united states, secretary of defense and the secretary of state were asked that kind of thing and could give no collar indication of whether this be a question of weeks, months or whether it would be over by the end of the year so we are hoping for more details as the day progresses but i think it's hard to ascertain how long this campaign might continue, zain. >> cnn diana magnay reporting, thanks, diana. >>> another look at how the rebels advanced. operation held areas are here marked in yellow. areas under control are marked in green. on friday the rebels were in control of benghazi. colon
. these were the scenes last night. antiaircraft fire was heard in the skies over the capital. the head of u.s. forces in the region says, progress so far has been, quote, very effective. no libyan aircraft have been seen since allied operations began at the weekend. on the ground, government forces are gradually being pushed back from rebel-held benghazi. >> the coalition extended no-fly zone across other parts of libya. allied planes flew enforcement missions over tripoli and misrata since start. coalition forces have fired 159 tomahawk cruise missiles on libya. a military spokesman says after the initial strikes american forces were moving into what he called a patrolling phase. cnn's nic robertson is in tripoli where colonel gadhafi's forces are been trying to defend the capital. he watched the anti-aircraft fire sweep the sky and explained how libyan gunners are trying to deflect those incoming attacks. >> reporter: military people know more about military things tell me they're trying to create an arc of fire through the sky. that's where they we have the weapon and you see the tracers m
of course will be looking to implement those measures that we'll authorize today. >> the fallout from the u.s. invasion of iraq was not forgotten by the five countries which abstained from approval. >> we've seen great risks. the likelihood of loss of life should not be underestimated. >> germany announced it would not contribute troops. russia and china decided not to veto but said there was a rush to judgment before a u.n. call for a cease-fire was tested. no-fly zones in iraq and bosnia some 20 years ago weren't always able to stop aggression. happiest of all at the u.n. was moammar gadhafi's former ambassador saying he serves for the people of libya. >> it is a clear message to the libyan people that they are not alone. that the international community is with them, and they are going to help them to protect themselves. >> as the libyan army advanced, the pace of diplomacy surged here. now a resolution backed by international force is on the international law books. >>> what is the reaction in tripoli? moammar gadhafi's son tells cnn that troops will be in circling the rebel stronghold be
onboard the ship. bound for libyan air space. as of tuesday, the u.s. says a total of 108 strikes have been launched on libyan targets and more than 160 missiles fired. >>> the strikes are all part of a u.n.-backed effort to stop colonel gadhafi's forces from attacking civilians, but libya's leader is defiant. he's urging his people to resist what he calls fascist aggression. here he is vowing to fight on to victory. >> translator: we will be victorious in this fight. we will not give up. we -- they will not terrorize us. we are making fun of their rockets. the libyans are laughing at these rockets. >> the uprising in libya started in the eastern city of benghazi and spread across large parts of the country. the government's forces took back a lot of ground, but benghazi is in the hands of the opposition still. reza sayah is there now and joins us. give us an idea of the situation today there. >> quite a different story in benghazi than what we're hearing over the past 24 hours in tripoli. relatively calm, quiet, and peaceful. and i think that's the case for the eastern front of this w
measures will be taken later in order to provide compensations for producers. the tap water used today in the village of fukushima prefecture, the tap water was sampled, and the radioactivity above the regulation level was observed, and the village authority urged the residents to refrain from taking the tap water in accordance with the guidance from the health ministry, but in accordance with the government regulation levels, taking this tap water will not cause immediate health effect, but just as precautionary measures people urged to take this tap water for drinking purposes, but even though they have no other alternative water sources, they will not be posed to health risks approximate they take this tap water for drinking purposes and there is no problem for them to use this tap water for nondrinking purposes, and this radiation level is reported to be going down now, and the ministry of health and ministry of agriculture are going to hold press conferences from now on, and please ask detailed questions for details of them. and about the areas of the shipment restriction -- >> we
's tough talk being directed at moammar gadhafi himself. barack obama saying the libyan government's use of force against its people is unacceptable. he says it will be held accountable for any more violence. >>> libya's foreign ministers hitting back at the international community. saying people don't understand what's happening inside the country. and he says he is certain that western nations are to blame for helping to divide it. his comments come as libya descends into civil war after three weeks of violent clashes, rebels are in control of a number of towns and cities. in many cases, regular military forces are fighting to take them back. the battle raged around the coastal town of bin jawad over the weekend and now appears to be in the hands of gadhafi's forces. the oil town of ras lanuf have come under repeated attacks from the air. on monday, war planes targeted the mane road into the town, currently held by rebels who worked their way west from benghazi. let's go to benghazi and get an update from arwa damon who is there. are you hearing anything about moammar gadhafi reaching
wedeman reporting from benghazi in eastern libya. the growing worry over the u.s. boarders. hundreds of thousands have left the country and thousands more are showing up every hour. they're streaming through border crossings through tunisia and egypt. it's at a crisis point. it's calling for a massive evacuation from the people at the border areas and suspended libya from the human rights council because of attacks by forces on anti-government protesters. support for people who are caught up in the turmoil. it says since the 20th of february, 70,000 to 75,000 people have crossed into tunisia. 14,000 people made the crossing in just one day. that's on a monday. and many of these are really in desperate need of on ward transportation. the u.n. is setting up tents and a transit camp close to the border. that's enough to cater to around 12,000 people. and on thursday, it's planning two air lifts, bringing in tents and supplies for another 10,000. many of the people racing to get out of libya are workers originally from other countries. and the situation they find themselves in is pretty
. officials tell us this fire can no longer be seen. it caused radiation to spike to about 167 the level people are no normally exposed to in a year. that's according to the international atomic energy agency. all six reactors are now experiencing problems. they've been hydrogen gas explosions in reactors one, two and three, and authorities believe there may have been a breach of the containment vessel in the third react are tore. readings near the plant's front gate are fluctuating by the hour but the chief cabinet secretary says, as we just heard there, it's currently not a risk to people's health. >>> and, meanwhile, power station staff who are critical to the operation at the daiichi plant have returned. they were forced out early wednesday when radiation readings shot up to dangerous levels. well, the united nations nuclear watchdog says about 150 people around the site have been monitored for radiation exposure. 23 of them it had to be deac decontaminat decontaminated. all flights in the 30 kilometer radius have been banned. and people within that area are being told not to flee bu
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any. >> reporter: -- action? >> action, just talking. we want help to come to us. >> reporter: shooting wildly in the air -- dancing and singing may be good for morale, they're not, however, having much impact on the balance of power. just a few days ago the rebel forces were advantaging steadily westward. now it appears that advance has come to a screeching halt. and it may be turning in the other direction. live in london. two more teams maintain the champions league. while a man teeny pitch invader causes a nightmare for one british club. lows with clean wa. lows with clean wa. it makes its skyline greener and its population healthier. all to become the kind of city people want to live and work in. somewhere in america, we've already answered some of the nation's toughest questions. and the over sixty thousand people of siemens are ready to do it again. siemens. answers. >>> after arsenal's misery on tuesday, was an historic night for another london football club. >> don't care, what about the mank in. >> it's apparently what the mankini is thong-like. we're going start wit
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